Originally Posted by Dirtypacman
I would say you got it covered with the check list you have.
Thanks for your response. I will always check these things after any new load i try. One of the older manuals lists 3 grains of red dot with 148 grain wadcutter as a very accurate (and relatively light load). My father always had a bunch of these loaded up for target practice and ive been loading and shooting them ever since with absolutely no problem and no leading to speak of. When I bought a newer manual in 2000, it had 2.8 grains of red dot as MAX load. thats when I knew something was screwy.I have read articles that claim manufacturers have much reduced the loadings strictly because of liability concerns and fears that someone may shoot otherwise safe loads in a piece of junk saturday night special and blow up the gun. I suppose that has a lot to do with the current loadings data.